Guide to Research Techniques in Neuroscience

ISBN-10: 0128005114

ISBN-13: 9780128005118

Edition: 2nd 2015

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Neuroscience is, by definition, a multidisciplinary field: some scientists study genes and proteins at the molecular level while others study neural circuitry using electrophysiology and high-resolution optics. A single topic can be studied using techniques from genetics, imaging, biochemistry, or electrophysiology. Therefore, it can be daunting for young scientists or anyone new to neuroscience to learn how to read the primary literature and develop their own experiments. This volume addresses that gap, gathering multidisciplinary knowledge and providing tools for understanding the neuroscience techniques that are essential to the field, and allowing the reader to design experiments in a variety of neuroscience disciplines. . Written to provide a "hands-on" approach for graduate students, postdocs, or anyone new to neuroscience. Techniques within one field will be compared so that readers can select the best technique for their own experiments. Chapters include references (key articles, books, protocols) for additional detailed study. Data Analysis boxes in each chapter help with data interpretation and offer guidelines on how best to represent results. Walk-through boxes guide readers through experiments step-by-step
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Book details

List price: $74.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 3/2/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 418
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Matt Carter, PhD, is currently Assistant Professor of Biology at Williams College. His previous position was as a post-doctoral fellow in Richard Palmiter's lab at the University of Washington using optogenetic techniques to study neural circuitry. He has authored the first edition of this book (Elsevier, 2009) as well as Designing Science Presentations: A Visual Guide to Figures, Papers, Slides, Posters, and More (Elsevier, 2012). He was the awardee of Stanford University's Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching, and two-time recipient of the Stanford School of Medicine's Excellence in Teaching Award. He currently teaches courses at Williams in both Topics in Neuroscience as well as Neural Systems and Circuits. Former: carterme@u.washington.edu

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